Family of West Point cadet who died by suicide blames medical negligence at Portland VA — (Task & Purpose)Wednesday, January 15th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac by VA after ankle injury becomes suicidal, anxious, reports that the med is the problem, is ignored, dies by suicide. Parents sue.
Dutch Court Rules for Plaintiff – Seroxat (Paxil) Psychological Damage — (Bob Fiddaman Blog)Friday, May 18th, 2018SSRI Ed note: GP puts 14-yr-old boy on high dose of Seroxat after father dies. He attempts suicide 6 times, becomes hostile, emotions dull. As adult he sues GSK, wins.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Daddy, please kill me I can’t do this any more’: Meet the CHILDREN prescribed anti-depressants for anxiety that ‘made them suicidal’ — (Daily Mail Australia)Sunday, April 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Lawyer launches class action lawsuit on behalf of children prescribed Aropax (paroxetine), Zoloft, harmed by the medications.
GSK Must Pay $3 Million in Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit: U.S. Jury — (New York Times)Thursday, April 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: In a groundbreaking case, a widow does not settle, wins lawsuit against GSK for the suicide of her attorney husband. Jury agrees GSK lied, hid risks.
Moms reach $6.2m settlement over claims that anti-depressant caused kids’ heart problems — (MSN)Thursday, March 2nd, 2017SSRI Ed note: FIfty woman who took Paxil while pregnant, with kids suffering birth defects as a result, settle class action lawsuit with GSK for $6.2 million.
Zoloft Class Action Claims Drug Company Misled Consumers about Zoloft’s Ability to Treat Depression — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei Goldman)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Baum Hedlund files class action lawsuit alleging that Pfizer knew Zoloft has dangerous side effects, while not effective for treating depression.
Florida Court Rules Physician May Be Liable in Suicide — (Medscape)Friday, August 26th, 2016SSRI Ed note: G.P. prescribes Effexor, woman does not feel right on it, advises GP, he changes to Lexapro without seeing her, she dies by suicide. Husband sues.
Jacksonville PD investigating apparent murder-suicide — (6 WBRC News)Wednesday, December 30th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man is prescribed Lexapro, shoots and kills himself and wife one day after starting the med. Wife's ex files a lawsuit against Forest Labs for failure to warn.
Covington Lawyers Kill on Cross-Exams in Cymbalta Case — (American Lawyer)Friday, August 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Lawyers triumph defending corrupt drug safety system
St. Louis jury hears nation’s first suit claiming Zoloft caused birth defects — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)Thursday, April 9th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Mom is first to sue Pfizer because Zoloft caused her baby to be born with multiple heart problems. Jury decides plaintiff's did not prove drug was cause.
Lexapro Maker Must Face Claims Tied to Suicide — (Courthouse News Service)Wednesday, April 8th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman has akathisia on Paxil, switched to Lexapro, gets worse, dies by suicide. Forest motion arguing preemption is denied.
1st Circuit Tosses Suit Over Antidepressant — (Courthouse News Service)Tuesday, February 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Parents file false advertising claim against Forest Labs, court (effectively) decides that FDA prerogative overrides consumers rights.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Higgins v. Forest Laboratories — (U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA)Monday, September 8th, 2014
Lawsuit Alleges Celexa, Lexapro Makers Mislead On Safety for Children — (AboutLawsuits.com)Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
GSK pays $105 million in settlement for alleged improper marketing of drugs — (MoneyLife)Friday, June 6th, 2014
CINDA MCLAUGHLIN v. GLAXOSMITHKLINE, LLC. — (Leagle)Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Prozac Lawsuits — (Drug Reporter)Wednesday, May 14th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Article describes a number of lawsuits with common theme Eli Lilly failed to warn about serious side effects.
Generic Paxil Suicide – Judge Rules Widow’s Case Can Move Forward against GSK — (Baum Hedlund)Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Woman sues husband’s doctor following apparent suicide — (The Cook County Record)Monday, January 6th, 2014
Family of mother who took her own life to sue health board — (HeraldScotland)Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Louisiana sues Pfizer, saying it misled public about Zoloft — (UPI.com)Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Mother Sues Pfizer Over Son’s Death from Zoloft Birth Defects — (Top Class Actions)Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Saint Thomas Sued In Death Of Teen Who Took Prozac, Other Meds — (The Tennessean)Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Doctor fought for jury trial and lost — (The Canton Repository)Sunday, May 12th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Dr. Morris Kinast prescribes Paxil to 9-yr-old in 2007, despite FDA warnings. He commits suicide on the medication at age 11. His parents sue Kinast.
Maryland couple files Zoloft wrongful death claim in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia — (Pennsylvania Record)Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Pfizer disputes suit claiming Zoloft doesn't work — (The Seattle Times)Friday, February 1st, 2013
Teen who blames Prozac for his fatal stabbing of friend suing doctors — (Sun News)Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Jury Awards 1.5 Million In Paxil Related Suicide Malpractice Suit — (MillerPlace-RockyPointPatch)Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Zoloft Drugmaker Blamed for Child Death — (Injury Lawyer News)Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides — (Toronto Star)Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Pfizer's Wyeth ordered to face class-action over Pristiq — (REUTERS)Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Woman battles CPS to get her kids back — (AZ family 3)Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Second Zoloft trial over suicide starts next week — (Legal Newsline)Friday, April 13th, 2012
Top 10 Drugs with Heart Side Effects —(LawyersandSettlements.com)Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Paxil Nightmare — Birth-Defect Lawsuits Mounting — (WEBWIRE)Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Mom Says Taking Zoloft Killed Her Newborn — (Courthouse News)Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
$3.02M Verdict In Paxil case — (Albuquerque Journal News)Wednesday, October 5th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Family of woman who killed herself on Paxil sue health provider, GSK, jury awards $3.02 million against provider, judge excludes GSK from suit.
Woman dies from drug overdose in nursing home — (Wilkes & McHugh)Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Invisible no more: Widower encouraged after testifying on medical malpractice bill — (The Day)Monday, March 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, calls psychiatrist 9 times, calls unanswered, she commits suicide. Husband sues.
Damages awarded to family of seizure death man — (BBC News)Friday, November 12th, 2010
Firm with Earth City unit is settling suits over drugs tied to suicides — (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)Saturday, October 30th, 2010
10 Years Later, Glaxo Still Haunted by Faked Studies of Paxil in Kids — (CBS Money Watch)Thursday, August 19th, 2010
VAN DYKE v. U.S. — (Leagle)Wednesday, July 21st, 2010SSRI Ed note: Widow claims VA nurse owed her a duty of care to warn re: suicidality when she reported husband's reaction to Paxil, 2 weeks before his suicide. Court agrees.
State sued for school 'abuse' of autistic boy — (The Age – Victoria)Sunday, July 4th, 2010